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The Teardrop stickers

Australian Made stickerfloats on fluid sticker

The famous "it floats on fluid" stickers have been unavailable for many years and as the originals were simply water-slide transfers applied to the inside of the glass, they were not intended to be long lasting and quickly faded and disintegrated from exposure to the sun.

However, using the remnants of some original stickers, it has been possible to produce a special run of accurate reproduction stickers. These have been screen printed on to durable vinyl and, like the originals, are applied to the inside of the glass for a truly authentic appearance.

Also available are the circular Australian Made stickers with the boomerang and southern cross. These reproduction stickers are slightly larger (90mm diameter) than those originally fitted by BMC but are accurate in every other respect and, like the teardrop stickers, they are durable vinyl and applied to the inside of the glass. These were also found on the Mini 850, deluxe, Mini-K, Austin 1800 and Morris 1500/Nomad.

Fireflash rocker cover sticker Another sticker unique to the Aussie 1100 is the "Fireflash" rocker cover sticker. These were printed on heat resistant material and appeared on 1,098cc motors from the beginning of production until sometime in 1966.

A very limited batch have been remade and are now available.

The stickers above are available for:

  • It floats on fluid $14
  • Australian Made $10
  • Fire Flash $14
(Includes postage within Australia for any number of stickers).
Payment can be made by PayPal
Please email for more information or to place an order. 

Applying the stickers. 

Typically the floats-on-fluid stickers were stuck to the lower right hand corner of the rear window and the Australian Made stickers the lower left, although there were some exceptions to this convention.

  1. Thoroughly clean the area of glass where the sticker will go and leave it wet.
  2. Make sure your finger tips are clean as it is very easy to leave a dirty finger print on the sticky side which, with this type of sticker, is the front and not hidden from view.  
  3. Carefully peel the sticker from the backing paper and postion it on the glass.
  4. Check from outside to see if the position is satisfactory and if not gently slide it as needed. If it won't slide, carefully peel it off and reposition it - the adhesive does not dry immediately.
  5. When it is positioned correctly, smooth out any bubbles by working from the centre to the edges.